Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The boys thought the dumpster was pretty cool!!
At 7am this morning...the pounding began!! I actually thought the kids were dragging something down the stairs (the kids slept through at least an hour of them working)!!
The backyard was quickly filling up with the old shingles
The sun prevented me from getting a good picture
I may not be able to be home, but at least I am getting pictorial updates from Pete
Monday, July 28, 2008
It was also HOT....holy moly, I didn't think it would be that hot!! It is usually hot on Saturday nights, but it cools off when the sun goes down. Of course, it just kept getting hotter and hotter as the day wore on. I guess I didn't drink enough or something, but I thought for sure I was going to be sick.....my head was pounding!! I have no idea how these racers do it....they have so much gear on!!
My little racer has apparently met his future wife at the track though....Davis and Tori are going to get married....she is going to be a doctor, Davis a fireman. Their children will have to watch Spongebob downstairs because they are going to watch it upstairs (good to know they are thinking ahead). It is a good thing that we LOVE his future In-Laws!!!
Friday, July 25, 2008
I had my scan this morning and I should know the results in the next week or so. Judging though from the Nuclear Medicine (scary huh?) lady's comment that maybe the doctor will leave me alone for a few years, I think it might be clean!!
I have been holed up in my basement for the last two days to make sure the radiation I received for the scan didn't hurt anybody else (couch down there not too terribly uncomfortable). I did get more work done there than I would have at the office!!! Pete took the kids out riding all day yesterday, so I had the house to myself.
Hannah has kept in touch by sending me e-mails.....sign of the times I guess. She said she was excited for Friday because then she can give me a hug. Me too Hannah Bear, Me too!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Unless you have had cancer or have been a caretaker to someone with cancer, it is hard to imagine that it is a lifelong condition. Not to say that there won't be periods where you get to enjoy a cancer-free life.....it is just that it seems to keep slapping me in the face when I least expect it.
I have many daily reminders of my cancer....my right side of my neck is permanently numb and I take a hormone replacement and calcium (and according to Pete the doctor must have also taken some of my brain). However, each time I go to the endocrinologist or to testing, I am always reminded by the diagnosis on my chart....193.0 Thyroid Cancer.
I am grateful that there is a high success rate for my cancer (95%) and that my cure is relatively easy (no chemo). I am also grateful for my expensive shots (over $1,000 a shot) that are covered by insurance and that because of these shots I don't have to come off my thyroid meds for 6 weeks (not pretty for those around me) for the scan.
I feel confident that I will have NO thyroid cells...but I also feel okay with the possibility that I will need to have radiation again (at least this time I won't have to be secluded in a hospital room with plastic over everything).
I am working hard at being grateful for the testing and the treatments versus being upset about the cards I have been dealt. Some days are tougher than others.
I did get some good news yesterday during my thyroid ultrasound.....that pesky thyroid still seems to be missing!!!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Pete and I go on our first BLIND date to a pizza place and then to his friend's house for a movie. Pete didn't want to go out with me (he got a surprise sneak peek about a week earlier when I had come back from a water park where I had just found out my ex had been cheating on me - "poodle head" is how best to describe my permed hair) and would only go if his friend Jason paid. I was a little unsure about him because he looked a little "punk" to me (where I got that I have no idea because he is about as non-punk as they come - maybe it was the red Generra pants).
I guess we hit it off......
Fast Forward 11 years
4:10 in the morning, my water broke...3 weeks early. We headed off to the hospital with Pete thinking this would be a great time to speed on the highway!! He actually WANTED to get pulled over (I was told I better *act* like I was in labor when he got pulled over). I was able to convince him that us getting to the hospital ALIVE was better and that he had better SLOW DOWN!! Our baby had not turned, so we were whisked off to the OR for a C-section.
At 7:17am, we were changed forever.....a family was born. In Dr. Bardwell's words...."You have your Hannah". She was and still is absolutely PERFECT!!! She was a great nurser and slept well...she was a little colicky, but grew out of that.
I was looking through pictures and I decided that I would post a slide show of some of my favorites when she was little. I can't believe she has grown up so quickly!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Seriously.....what the hell is wrong with some people
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
My nephew is pretty much balls to the wall when he is awake....he is really a lot of fun to be around. While we were out on my parent's boat we looked over and saw this....
Sleeping Like a Baby (you didn't hear me call him a baby...right?)
He saved his last Tic-Tac for me.....I could have melted!!!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Happy 7th Birthday Davis, I hope you have a wonderful day and that you can feel God's love as well!!!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
"For Scenic Files"
I asked her what it was about and she said it was like a crime show.
She simply switched a couple letters....she is actually a huge fan of Forensic Files.